DRAFTO POLICY 1.0: WORKSHOP ON PUBLIC POLICY DRAFTING

MARCH 3rd, 2020

Delhi Metropolitan Education (DME) in collaboration with Law Centre -II, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi organized its first policy drafting workshop DRAFTO POLICY 1.0 on 3RD of March, 2020, at Moot Court Hall, Umang Bhawan, Law Center-II, marking a remarkable day for the institution. This workshop aimed to familiarize the students, young professionals and academicians with the importance of an effective policy in reforming the society, by being a tool of social change and introduce them with the process and the technicalities of policy drafting. The workshop witnessed the gracious presence of Mr. M.L Sharma ( Former Special Director, CBI & Former Information Commissioner, CIC) as the Chief Guest,  Advocate Mr. Naveen Kumar Jaggi (Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India & Environmental Law Expert),  Mr. Arpit Chaturvedi( Co- Founder & CEO of Global Policy Insights & Instructor ISSP),  Prof.(Dr.) V.K Ahuja( Professor-in-charge Law Center-II, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi),  Dr. Pinki Sharma (Associate Professor, Law Centre-II, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi),  Dr. Ravikant Swami (Director, DME), Prof. N.K. Bahl (Dean, School of Law),  Prof. Bhavish Gupta (Head of Academics, School of Law) as the dignitaries at the inaugural ceremony of the event.

COMMENCEMENT

The registration for the started at 1:30pm at the reception desk with the entry of over 350 enthusiastic participants from DME and Law Center-II, Faculty of law, University of Delhi.

INAUGURAL CEREMONY

The dignitaries and the participants were seated in the Umang Bhawan for the inaugural function and workshop. The event was inaugurated with lighting of the lamp by Mr. M.L Sharma, the Chief Guest, Advocate Naveen Kumar Jaggi, and the other dignitaries present on the dias. The welcome address was then delivered by Prof. (Dr.) V.K. Ahuja who was enveloped with nostalgic memories of his days as a student, shared his experience in the teaching profession and concluded by expressing his heartfelt gratitude to the students and teachers for being the part of this workshop. The function was initiated by felicitating Mr. M.L. Sharma, Advocate Naveen Kumar Jaggi and Mr. Arpit Chaturvedi with the DME kit, memento and a beautiful plant. The chief guest, Mr. M.N. Sharma was especially honoured by Advocate Naveen Kumar Jaggi with a prestigious shield of honor.

INAUGURAL ADDRESS

After Prof. (Dr.) V.K. Ahuja’s address, the Chief Guest, Mr. M.L. Sharma presented the introductory remarks on the Workshop Lecture Series. He recounted several anecdotes and his journey from his yesteryears at Delhi School of Economics, as an Economics and Political Science graduate. He further enlightened the audience with a discussion on his judgment on ‘Right to Privacy’, and advised the future budding lawyers; that in order to truly appreciate and interpret law one must understand the statute and not its subjective interpretation based on the wisdom of Judge. He shared his wonderful experience about his various roles during a criminal investigation. He acquainted students with the cardinal principles of honing their drafting skills i.e. with clarity of thoughts and reasonable language. He concluded on the note that hard work and non-compromise on the basic ethical values is the key to achieve success.

WORKSHOP ADDRESS: SPEAKER I, Mr. ARPIT CHATURVEDI

Mr. Arpit Chaturvedi delivered his lecture on ‘ Importance of Public Policy Design and Management. He delivered a presentation on how to perceive public policy and the need for its planning. He asserted that policy reforms are need of the hour to tackle the problem of co-operation, providing public goods and maladaptive government behavior. He presented a critique of the public policy making procedure, highlighting the fact that the governments across the world have neglected the crucial principle of making public policies based on reality. He pointed out the inadequate addressal to the government malpractices in the Indian demographic. He stressed on the fact that policies must be formed keeping in mind the long-term perspective with a major focus on the dynamic conditions of our country.

He quoted several everyday transactions that are successful due to the underplay of micro level co-operation. He then made a comparison between the existent micro-level co-operation in India and other nations by tracing the policy making technique prevalent since the beginning. Commenting upon its rationale, he opined that nations who have achieved high level of micro and macro level co-operation in their society rise, develop and succeed.  He pointed out that the time for state intervention arises when the market that deals in privet goods fails. Thus, the public policy must be designed in a manner that mandates government to provide public goods to the citizens. He concluded on the note, that it is the rules of the system that make the system more interactive and effective, thus creating consequences that our country should be well equipped, to deal with.

WORKSHOP ADDRESS: SPEAKER II, Mr. NAVEEN KUMAR JAGGI

The second lecture was addressed by Advocate Naveen Kumar Jaggi, who began by acknowledging the efforts of Mr.Vipin Sahni (Chairman, DME), Mr. Aman Sahni (Vice Chairman, DME) and Justice Bhanwar Singh (Former High Court Judge) Director General,( DME) that has helped their institution achieve new heights. He shared glimpses of his journey in the legal profession. He pointed out to the students that by pursuing law and entering the legal profession has already set them as a class apart. He asserted the importance of constructive pleadings, that requires lucidity and command over the English language on the part of the one drafting the law or public policy. He traced the development of legal drafting and highlighted the differences between the English and Indian Legal system in the sphere of drafting pleadings and policies.

He recounted his experiences in the courtroom where he witnessed several advocates winning every legal battle with their command over the art of drafting. He recounted the famous Imran Khan case in the British Court of Law. He emphasized on the code of conduct that is imperative to be observed by judges and advocates in a Court of Law. He narrated an episode of judicial misconduct in the 1880s that led to passing of British legislation recognizing ‘incompetence of judge’ as a criterion for setting the impeachment procedure in motion. He concluded by saying that hard work, dedication and the desire to become the best is expected from the students witnessing this session.

The detailed and analytical submission by the speakers was followed by an interactive session, where the students raised questions pertaining to the issue of policy making and legal drafting.

A vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Upasana Singh (Assistant Professor, Law, DME), for giving them such a huge opportunity and was grateful for the contribution given by everyone. The event came to an end with a magical musical performance by the students of Law Center-II, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, celebrating the successful organization of the event.

1ST NATIONAL TRIAL BY ADVOCACY COMPETITION

November 4th, 2019

The first edition of National Trial by Advocacy was organized by Delhi Metropolitan Education (DME) on 4th of November, 2019, marking a memorable day for the institution. This competition facilitates the harnessing of valuable advocacy skills and bold public speaking for the budding lawyers. The day saw the gracious presence of Advocate Mr. Naveen Kumar Jaggi as the Chief Guest, Mr. Aman Sahni (Vice-Chairman, DME), Justice Bhanwar Singh (Director General, DME), Dr. Ravikant Swami (Director, DME), Prof. N.K. Bahl (Dean, School of Law), Prof. Bhavish Gupta (Head of Academics, School of Law) and Mrs. Jasbir Kaur as the dignitaries at the inaugral ceremony of the event.

BEGINNING

The registration for the participants and witnesses started at 8:30am at the reception desk with the entry of the enthusiastic participants. Before the competition, the briefing was done for all the witnesses by Rishabh Mehta, Convenor and Anshuman Gupta, Co-convener.

The event saw the participation from the following colleges:

  • IMS Law College, Noida
  • Delhi Metropolitan Education
  • Amity Law School, Delhi
  • Chandigarh University
  • Institute of Law, Kurukshetra University
  • Chandigarh University Gharuan
  • National Law Institute University, Bhopal
  • Amity Law School, Noida
  • School of Law, Christ University
  • Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies
  • Amity Law School, Delhi
  • Ideal Institute of Management & Technology & School of Law
  • New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University
  • Amity Law School, Noida
  • Chandigarh University
  • Modern College of Law
  • JEMTEC, School of Law
  • Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi
  • Lloyd Law College

No trials can be conducted without judges in the Court room and it was a matter of pride for the institution to witness the presence honourable judges for the event belonging to the apex level in their respective fields of law who contributed their invaluable timeto the event.

The judges who came to the event are as follows:-

  • Sumit Agarwala
  • Anuradha
  • Imroz Alam
  • Nilesh Deep
  • Sahil Modi
  • S.S. Dhir
  • B.S.Rajesh Agrajit
  • Sahil Raina
  • Karan Suneja
  • Karnika Bhaguna
  • Rajiv Bansal
  • Harshit Khanduja
  • Aakash Chatterjee
  • Dr. Manu Singh
  • Ambika Singh
  • Gagan Meet
  • Lisha Bhati
  • Varun Verma
  • Nidhi Sharma
  • Shiv Raman
  • Kunwar Pal Singh
  • Jasbir
  • Ananya Sikri
  • Mahima Chaudhary

PRELIMINARY ROUND

It was a fiery round and the teams gave all their might to qualify to the semi-finals but only the best teams got the opportunity to be in the next round. After the boisterous and resilient arguments made by the teams, Round 2 of the Preliminary Session concluded at around 12:30pm. The teams recessed after that for lunch until the results were declared for the Semi-final round. Meanwhile, the judges for the semi-final round had their lunch in the Conference Hall.

SEMI FINAL ROUND

The day further proceeded with the Semi-final round for which four teams qualified, viz., IMS Law College, Noida; New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune; School of Law, Christ University and Lloyd Law College, Noida. The session which began at 1:30pm was chaired by six judges; Mr. Pritish Sabharwal, Mr. Saksham, Mr. Sahil Modi, Mr. Harmeet, Mr. Ankit Rai and Mr. Kunwar Pal Singh in court rooms 9 and 10. After a rigorous grilling and cross questioning with the teams and intense arguments, Team 125 and Team 139 i.e. New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune and School of Law, Christ University were leading the scoreboard and made it to the finals.

THE FINALE

The Final Round commenced at around 3:05pm in the Moot Court Hall of the college, chaired by Advocate Naveen Kumar Jaggi and Director General (DME) Justice Bhanwar Singh. As both the teams put forth their statements and arguments along with examine in-chief and cross-examination of the witnesses of the prosecution as well as the defence, it engaged the interest of the panel and the audience alike. The Bench even asked both the teams perplexing questions, pointed out the flaws and guided the budding lawyers which was understood and quickly caught upon by them. The final round came to an end at around 4:30pm after constant deliberations and intense grilling of the competing teams.

VALEDICTORY SESSION

After a brilliant finale, the dignitaries and the audience along with the teams were seated in the Seminar Hall for the valedictory function. The function was initiated by felicitating Advocate Naveen Kumar Jaggi with the DME kit and a beautiful plant. He was especially honoured by Justice Bhanwar Singh (Director General, DME) through prestigious award.

Mr. Naveen Kumar Jaggi further enlightened the audience by his wise words and his wonderful experience in this first edition of Trial by Advocacy. Justice Bhanwar Singh (Director General, DME)enlightened the audience with the true facts and realities of the court proceedings and the conduct of the law in society as a whole. The panel included Advocate Naveen Kumar Jaggi (Supreme Court), Justice Bhanwar Singh (Director General, DME), Prof. N.K. Bahl (Dean, School of Law) and Prof, Bhavish Gupta (Head, School of Law) as the dignitaries. The event proceeded towards the announcement of final results with Christ College bagging the first prize and they were rewarded by a trophy and a chequeof ₹18,200 amid a huge round of applause.

The event’s splendour attained the highest level when Advocate Naveen Kumar Jaggi and Justice Bhanwar Singh presented a prestigious award to “the pride of DME”, Ms. Vallabha Gullati who has contributed a lot in many events commenced in DME and is an all-rounder student, making this institution rise to new level of achievements. Mr. Jaggi praised the efforts and will of the DMEians by saying, “DME is meant for the brilliants and the wisest and it’s difficult for mediocre to stand in such a prestigious law school.”

A special mention award was given to Rishabh Mehta, Convener and Anshuman Gupta, Co-convener. Mr. Mukesh Kalwani, Faculty Convener was also given an award for his contribution to the event who was grateful to all the students who made the event a success. He gave a special mention to the organizing committee as well as to the students who participated as witnesses and to all the participants of the event.

A vote of thanks was delivered by Mr. Mukesh Kalwani, Faculty Convenor and Rishabh Mehta, Students Convenorfor giving them such a huge opportunity and was grateful for the contribution given by everyone. Different departments were headed by different students, some who played a major role were Mudit Dewan, Sachin Rai, Riddhima, Joyce Jacob, Tarun, Paras Yadav, Kartikay Maithani, Hitaishee, Preeti Dhanudhiyal, Ankit Mishra, Yaseer Wali, Anushka, Naman, Simriti and many more. Because of them, the institution became the first ever GGSIPU affiliated college to complete the tri-cyle of major law programs in a year including National Moot Court, Client Counseling and Trial by Advocacy.The event came to an end around 5:30pm with everyone rising for the National Anthem, after celebrating the successful organization of the event.

PRASANGH YOUTH PARLIAMENT II
29TH & 30TH SEPTEMBER 

ABOUT THE EVENT:

PRASANGH YOUTH PARLIAMENT which was held on 29th and 30th September was our second event after the success of the first event which was held on 6th and 7th January’18.

Since we know that “HAVING A GOOD DISCUSSION IS LIKE HAVING RICHES”, we decided to give a large number of students a huge platform to discuss and present their opinions.

Prasangh Youth Parliament is a mock parliament created to give students a practical knowledge of working of a parliament. The event is sort of a competition where the students are allotted the delegates as per the current members in the Indian Parliament and are assigned various agendas to debate on.

Under PRASANGH there were 2 parties i.e. LOK SABHA & AIPPM (ALL INDIA POLITICAL PARTIES MEET). Both the parties had different agendas. The agenda was as follows:

FOR LOK SABHA – REVIEW ON SC AND ST ACT.

FOR AIPPM – DELIBERATION UPON RAPE LAWS.  

ABOUT THE HONOURABLE CHIEF GUESTS:

The chief guests we cordially invited made this event more successful.

On the first day of the event the chief guests were:

  • SENIOR ADVOCATE MRS. MONICA ARORA
  • RADHA JOLLY – HEAD OF UNITED NATIONS WOMEN’S CELL, DELHI NCR

On the second day of the event the chief guests were:

  • Amit Sharma – Chief Managing Director HNN 24*7 group
  • Atul Singh – General Manager of ALL INDIA REPORTER group.

FEEDBACK:

At the end of the first day of the event, we asked the students to provide with the feedback. It was a very positive feedback from their side. They were totally adaptive with the environment and no complaints were there from their side. Everything was provided to them such as the accommodation, breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, kits including a diary, pen and a small bag. Nothing was lacking for them and the whole team of the PRASANGH was available 24/7 for their queries.

HOW IS IT HELPFUL FOR THE YOUTH?

Since Youth Parliament is a debate on certain agendas, it helps students to enhance their speaking skills. In order to put allegations and to be answerable to each other one has to perform a good research thus enhancing their research skills also. All this helps a student to understand its nations’ rules and how our Indian Parliament works.

CONTRIBUTION FROM EVERYONE:

1) There was a whole team (Organising Committee) which made this event successful and due to which it got a huge praise from everyone. Each member was allotted with a different department. The committee consisted of:

President

Vice- President

Governor

Head of Parliamentary and Delegate Affairs

Head of Media and Marketing

Event Co-ordinator

The whole team focused on the departments and proper teamwork was performed without any chaos.

We all learned how to manage an event and how a teamwork and its intelligence wins all the championships. We all focused on trying to make our event a huge success and keeping that in mind everything was well managed and thus a happy and a satisfying ending.

2) The another most important person who helped in grooming the event was our Chief Advisor, Ms. Navjot Suri.

The event was not at all possible without her guidance. She was there with us every time and helped us taking the best decision.

She coordinated with every department and helped in the wise management of the event.

She worked with her whole heart and made this event successful. 

AFTER EVENT:

Since the event has been so successful, the whole team is happy and satisfied. No regrets are there. We all are looking forward to conducting this event in the future very soon.

Last but not the least we sincerely thank our college DELHI METROPOLITAN EDUCATION our venue partner where the event was held. It was not possible without the college support.

We would also like to thank all those people who worked on the weekend and helped in serving the students, our chief guests and who was always there whenever we needed them, the sweepers and every other person who worked hard and helped in the successful accomplishment of the event.

Cyber Crime Investigation Programme-6 Nov 2019

Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

Conference Hall, SSP Office, Surajpur, Greater NOIDA

On 6th November, 2019, a group of faculties and students led by Prof.Dr. N.K. Bahl, Dean, DME Law School and Prof.Dr.Bhavish Gupta, HOA, DME Law School conducted One Day Workshop with the Police officials of GautamBuddh Nagar District to create awareness around cybercrime investigation techniques. We were joined by Dr. Deepak Raj Rao G. Assistant Professor(Computer Forensics), NICFS and Mr.Anil Kumar Upadhyaya, Ex Banker and Visiting Faculty, CBI Academy to head the sessions of the workshop.

Technological advancements and investigative processes go hand in hand in real non virtual criminal investigation scenarios. Better and modern technology leads to more efficient criminal investigations. Cybercrimes, on the other hand presents that dogma in criminal investigation where this proportional relationship between technology and investigation inverses itself. Higher technological advancements give a better platform to the cyber criminals to hide their digital footprints and makes it ever more difficult for the law and order authorities to keep a track of them. Hence, this workshop aimed to have an interactive session with the Police officials to give them an insight into the myriad world of cybercrime investigation.

The workshop was divided into three sessions, each headed by the keynote speakers dealing with different developments in the field of cybercrime investigation. The team, along with the guest speakers were greeted by Mr.VaibhavKrishan, SSP, GautamBuddh Nagar District which commenced the one day workshop.

The first session was chaired by Prof.Dr.N.K. Bahl, Dean, DMELawschool. The topic of the session was “Unlocking the labyrinth of Section 65B, Indian Evidence Act. Section 65B deals with the admissibility of electronic records and evidence. Prof.Bahl stressed that the Supreme Court has often through various judicial pronouncements tried to dispel the confusions around this section, which remains to be a source of problem for the collection of evidence by the concerned authorities. The use of the word “shall” in the section comprehends the requirement of an electronic certificate to be essential in nature. However after Shafhi Mohammad v. State of Himachal Pradesh, the Supreme Court has made the requirement of certificate from the original source as a mere obligatory procedure and not mandatory in nature. This came as a surprise to many Police Officials who were not aware of these developments in the legal field.

The second session was chaired by Dr. Deepak Raj Ra G. Assistant Professor (Computer Forensics LokNayak Jai Prakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science. His topic of deliberation and discussion was, “Pre-Search Considerations, Search and Seizure of Digital Evidences from Crime Scene”. He have an in depth information about the techniques to handle the digital evidences as they are more prone to destruction and tampering. He stressed on the securing of the digital evidence in a manner that protects and preserves the evidence. The interesting part of the session was that Dr. Deepak asserted that even in the absence of high ended technology, one can use basic things at their disposal to secure digital evidences such as data chips, mobile phones and such other hardwares, such as body bags. The problem arises in the securing of software data for which one has to be extra careful in dealing.

The third session was headed by Mr. Anil Kumar Upadhyaya, an ex-banker and a visiting professor to the CBI Academy who took up the topic of “Financial Frauds Investigation Procedure”. He stressed on the fact that the financial crimes have gained an upper hand after various technological developments in the virtual world. He enlightened everyone with the newly introduced The Banning of Unregulated Deposits Scheme Act, 2019 which gives unparalleled powers to the police authorities to nab the Ponzi scheme acts happening across the world.

All the sessions were followed by quite insightful discussions by all the authority and the sessions came to a fruitful end with the vote of thanks by the SSP, GauutamBuddh Nagar.